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of navy s.e.a.l. chris crime. former president george h.b. bush out and about. and governor chris christie gets back at all those fat jokes made at his expense. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 5th, 2013. >>> and a very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. before you head out, you might want to pad your wallet, gas prices up again. $3.52 that pats the highest ever for february. 17 cents from just last week, a spike of 22 cents since early joon. drivers in states like new york and california are feeling the pinch more than others. prices there are approaching $4 a gallon and that is making for extra pain at the pump. >> these higher gas prices generally affect the way i budget my money, where i choose to live and how i choose to spend my early time. >> more about the distance i'm driving. >>> a weak dollar and a decline in the number of oil refineries have been blamed for the increase. some analysts predict it will be less brutal than 2012 when the average household spent $3,000. >>> thanks to a daring fbi rescue, a little bo
.w. bush out and about and governor chris christie hits back against all the fat jokes made at his expense. very good morning to you. it's nice to see you. >>> before you head out this morning, you might want to pad your wallet. gas prices are up again. aaa puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.52. that is the highest average ever for the month of february. the cost up is 17 cents from just last week. drivers in states like new york and california are feeling the pinch more than others. prices there approaching $4 a gallon. that is making for extra pain at the pump. >> these higher gas prices definitely affect the way i budget my money, where i choose to live, and how i choose to spend my leisurely time. >> i'm more conscious about the distance i'm driving. >> a dollar decline in the number of oil refineries have been blamed for the increase. 2013 will be less brutal on 2012 where average household spent $3,000 on gas. >>> thanks to a fbi rescue, the little boy that was the hostage of an alleged murder is safe and sound this morning. >> i've been to the hospital. i have visi
the phones and cyprian bowlding has the video cam. it is the fat war. chris christie. it started when he went on with david letterman the other night and he made a lot of jokes about you and i've made jokes about your weight. chris christie has a good sense of humor most of the time. he went along with it and actually said, remember, that my cholesterol is fine. my blood sugar level is fine. in fact, he said "i'm the healthiest fat manuel's ever know." he got a laugh. well, the laughs stopped when former white house physician connie mariano was asked by cnn about chris christie and she said she's a republican. she was put in the white house by first president bush in the white house physician's office. she's a republican. she likes chris christie but she's worried about him. >> i worry that he may have a heart attack. he may have a stroke. it is almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before he runs for office. >> bill: whoa! whoa! i think she's right. >> she is right. >> bill: but chris christie, he didn't like it. uh-huh. >> if she wants to get on a plane
of them. celebrity birthday today, chris christie turns 50. he blew out the candles on his cake and he wished for another cake. a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl sunday, and that's just governor christie's house. >> meteorologist bill karins, you know, he has an amazing sense of self-deprecation. it works. >> otherwise it would be awkward. but weight is a big issue for him. he admits that and he's had his struggles. >> he's done well, at least on david letterman. >> thanks to my new weather bowl -- >> congratulations. you are my favorite weather person for this hour. >> for this hour. it's only a half hour show. well, good morning, everyone. here's what we're looking at today. a little rain coming into the west, so you weather people in portland and eugene, all the way northward to seattle, will be talking about a little shower and rain activity for your morning commute. we'll also be dealing with a little snow at highest elevations. see snow picking up in olympics. as this front moves through we'll see temperatures falling on the coast. probably a little s
. andrea, good morning. >> good morning. hi, mika. >> want to get straight into the news. chris christie's back in the news. he kind of fired back at that white house doctor who made some really kind of inappropriate comments about his weight. >> yeah, did you hear about that? >> i thought. i thought it was great what he said. it's exactly the conversation that we don't need to have about weight and obesity. we need to have a better one. hopefully this will lead to that at some point. it's what i'm writing about. >> so this doctor says that she's afraid chris christie's going to die. >> yeah, and she goes on camera and says that. >> and then chris christie fires back. >> said "shut up." >> you know, we shouldn't be talking about that. >> why? >> because there's much bigger news out there. >> what's that? >> what do you think? everybody's talking about it. >> lindsay lohan. what? >> she's broke. poor lindsay lohan is broke. and she's moving back home. and i don't know. i want to help her. can we start a lindsay lohan fund in >> no, we really can't. >> can we put donny in charge of it? >>
. >> so this doctor says that she's afraid chris christie's going to die. >> yeah, and she goes on camera and says that. >> and then chris christie fires back. >> said "shut up." >> you know, we shouldn't be talking about that. >> why? >> because there's much bigger news out there. >> what's that? >> what do you think? everybody's talking about it. >> lindsay lohan. what? >> she's broke. poor lindsay lohan is broke. and she's moving back home. and i don't know. i want to help her. can we start a lindsay lohan fund in >> no, we really can't. >> can we put donny in charge of it? >> young adults today having to move back home because of the economy. first generation that's not going to mobilely go upward like past generations. >> much like arthur schlessinger's biography of robert f. kennedy. i think the story of lindsay lohan is a story of our time. >> okay. >> turn it over to meacham. he'll do a biography. >> meacham could do it. >> you know some of the lohans, don't you, donny? >> i do. i know her mom. >> how did you know that, willie? >> she's hot and in her whos. 40s. >> we've had dinne
. >> chris christie's top strategist tells the new jersey star ledger he hasn't called me. will we see christie giving his blessings to geraldo, a candidacy by geraldo, or is that just fat chance, michelle goldberg? what do you think? >> i would be surprised because chris christie, for all my disagreements with him, does seem to love the state of new jersey. but i'm not sure how many chris christie's endorsement matters compared to fox news' endorsement. should he run, it will be just another step in the consolidation of fox news and the republican party. >> michael, you know, name recognition. he could probably raise a little bit of money. he can handle the media. he is an advocate for people in a sense. journalistic credentials a little shaky at times. would he be a potential winner, do you think? >> you know, ed, i think geraldo is a smart guy. i do his radio show sometimes, and, you know, i've talked with him. he knows issues. he knows policy. he is pretty moderate. he is pro-choice, which a lot of people may not know yet. now, that may kill him in a primary, even in new jersey. re
republicans can do? >> geraldo has great name i.d. what can i say? >> is it chris christie campaigning for geraldo rivera? is that just something that you can't wait to see? >> it's an interesting time if you're ever going to, you know, go for a senate seat when you're an unlikely candidate, doing it on the tails of chris christie is probably a really smart thing to do. >> but the reality of new jersey is what it is. but this -- how has cory booker handled this frank lautenberg dance? it doesn't look to me he's handled it well. >> it's a difficult situation, no doubt about it. still an incumbent u.s. senator for all intents and purposes still claims to be the incumbent u.s. senator. i don't think there's an easy way of doing it. >> i think the person who has handled it worse is frank lautenberg who is constantly out there taunting cory booker. who has a million followers on twitter. he's a good guy. he's saving dogs. he's saving people from their homes. i don't know if i would -- >> given new jersey's politics, i don't know if this could have gone down any differently. >> that's what c
or find us on facebook. >>> coming up, governor chris christie confronts his weight issue and does so head-on with a jelly doughnut and david letterman. you've got to do it for yourself. the pollee side bar is ahead. ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> so on this day in black history, we take a look at the life of essie may washington williams, the biracial child of the late senator strom thurmond, who died yesterday at the age of 87. william washington, who was the daughter of thurmond, the straunch segregationalist and his family's black maid, never revealed her identity, because in her words, he trusted me and i respected him in reference to her father. it was in 2003 thatstrom th str thurmond that washington came forward about this secret that had been rumored for decades. >>> another twist
governor chris christie. let's take a look at his appearance on david letterman. >> i've made jokes about you, not just one owere to. not just ongoing here and there, intermittent. >> i didn't know it was going to be this long. >> joking aside, christie has an innate ability to know the room and be the regular guy. and isn't this what the republican party is lacking right now? i mean, they've got an identity crisis. why not start with the regular guy next door? is he the best bet they have? >> to some extent, the problem is how does he get through if he runs for president, how does he get through that republican primary. the party right now is dominated by a clear faction on the right that thinks their policies are the right ones for the country there is no negotiation, no compromise. whether that's on immigration, whether that's on taxes, whether it's on social issues. the problem that they ignore and the groups in the tea party in the farr right ignored is the country has moved. it's moved more to the middle. it's moved in a more progressive direction. and they don't want to change. and
be the savior of the g.o.p. these days. >> maybe chris christie but he is a moderate. so i don't think they will want him. >> bill: it would be hard for him to win the republican primary. wouldn't it? >> caller: exactly. >> bill: can i ask: are you a democrat, ann? >> caller: definitely >> bill: but you like chris christie? >> caller: some of the thinks in jersey, okay. i am not going to vote for him because hillary is going to be the one. hillary 2016. >> hillary in 20 is 16. >> coming out. >> bill: i love it. i got to tell you. if the republicans have their savior, it looks like we've got our savior too. and they've got rubio. we have hillary. see, god is a woman after all. savior is a woman after all. watch this. i think it's not long before we start to see the flaws in marco rubio and republicans say, oops. maybe we better look for somebody else. maybe we better look for somebody who is old enough to be president. i mean he is only 12. isn't he? he looks like it. >> this is "the bill press show," (vo) from the underworld, to the world of p
, you say nice things about president obama. and the best example of that is chris christie, whose popularity has soared ever since he started working with president obama after hurricane sandy. >> but notwithstanding that, they keep not running these far right extremist candidates. washington post reports the names are now famous, actually infamous, i should say. >> caution is the word among the republicans smarts said twice bitten, thrice shy or something like that. >> if you look around, they may be bitten a third time. you mentioned paul broun and steven king. i think the plob republicans have is you can't control your primary electorate from above. and because so many moderates have lecht the republican party, they have a hard time nominating more moderate kind of conserve tiffs who can actually win the election. and even though they've got a decent shot at taking the senate in 2014, if they get another couple kand dats like they got this time and the time before, it's going to be very hard for them to turn a good chance into victories. >> it's definitely going to be hard. tha
christie showing up last night on david letterman. i think they reinforced the stage. chris christie could make his appearance. and he knows that he is the butt of jokes. and there are some of them he actually enjoys like this one. >> a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl and that's just to cover the christie family. [ laughter ] >> bill: that was a letterman joke. the friday before the super bowl. and as far as is he healthy enough to run for president or run for re-election as governor, chris christie no problem. >> dave, my cholesterol's normal, believe it or not. >> that's pretty good. and what about your blood sugar? >> blood sugar also normal. basically, i'm the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life. >> bill: it's nice he can joke about it. >> by the way -- there are a lot of fat guys who will make that claim. i've met many fat guys who are like i'm healthy as a horse. i'm the healthiest fat guy you'll want to meet. he's not the only person to use that. >> bill: to use that line. >> yeah. >> bill: he also needs to lose some weight. >> he could lose
rogers. >>> the joke is on whom? after years of being the butt of david letterman's fat jokes, chris christie has the last laugh. >> but i have made jokes about you not just one or two, not just ongoing here and there, intermittent, but -- >> i -- i didn't know this was going to be this long. ♪ the hills are alive with the sound of music ♪ >> and we are alive with our special guest this hour from stage to screen and now award-winning children's books. julie andrews talks to us about all of her storied careers. >>> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama told voters back in october that the sequester would not happen, but as it is about to become a reality, the president is calling on congress just a few minutes from now to delay those massive cuts. joining me now for our daily fix chris caliz sdmr a and managing editor of post politics.com, and nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. first to you, chris. it seems as though the president is trying one last time, perhaps it's not the last time, to take it to congress. is this going to work? >
with republicans. >> he's pretty moderate republican. in new jersey, chris christie is the republican governor of new jersey. i assume geraldo would have a shot. >> i think he would. there's a lot of hispanics in northern new jersey. as someone who has always advocated to have more candidates, i would welcome his participation. i think he would bring flair to a race we thought would be ho-hum. there's a lot happening between frank lautenberg and cory booker. you have chris christie with a popularity in the 70s. i also reached out to the rnc and they have reached out to geraldo rivera's camp and would be welcome to help him in any way that they would help any other candidate. they have reached out and they think that he's seriously considering it. >> it s it appropriate for cory booker to say that he's interested in the seat even before frank lautenberg said whether he's going to seek re-election? >> he's truly someone that i admire and would love to see continue the senate but cory booker has to see what his future plans are. he's been outstanding mayor of newark. he's a great public citizen.
" is not a dramatization of ron paul's newsletters. [laughter] "life of pi" is not a biography of governor chris christie. one that i did see was about the iranian hostage crisis -- it deals with a group of americans to abuse, mockery, and a mass demonstration by a furious mob of radicals. john boehner call that "tuesday ." we may soon have another movie star in washington dc. ashley judd is considering a jud insta mitch mcconnell. apparently her tax -- platform includes higher taxes, more spending, and not posing any serious threat to president obama's agenda, which is pounded the mcconnell campaign to label her as a copycat. -- prompted the mcconnell campaign to label her as a copycat. i'm still having flashbacks to be 2012 election. i spend as much time as anyone traveling around the country in support of mitt romney, who i absolutely love. every once in a while you come across mitt romney -- you just stick that thing in the back and crank it back up and he is good for another 48 hours. [laughter] there is one thing the media did not know that happened. a real good piece of bipartisanship. the preside
in a hypothetical 2016 match up in texas against former governor marco rup owe, chris christie. when you consider the latino population, could it turn texas blue in 2016 if she runs? >> i'm skeptical about this. it is a left-leaning poll, but what president obama did in 2008 and 2012 amaomoly and i'm not sure a traditional candidate could do something like that. not that it's not possible, but a very uphill battle. i suspect that 2016 will look a lot like 2000, 2004, in terms of traditional states being blue and red. that will go back to the rhythm. >> doug, a senior adviser, would you not commit last week, i'm told, because i was off and i was like -- told all about this. does this poll make you want to jump in? >> i think it's too early for anybody to jump in. but i think -- i think this is the new normal. barack obama was a historical transformational candidate. created a lot of excitement, and brought a lot of people to the polls, but with demographic and political changes happening. it is unheard things like texas being a more puff pell or blue state is a definite possibility. >> i want to q
, early precursor to probably the most, if not hillary clinton, loved politician today, chris christie, straight talking, who he is, the embodiment of a region, unapologetically, and obviously stylistically very different but kind of built from the same mold. he was one of the greatest. >> he was another of the generation of these guys, these leaders, that we're losing now to who served in world war ii, was drafted in 1943, landed on a beach in france in 1944, you know, by the time he was 20 something years old and then went on to do all these great things. and he was still, until the end, a fighter. he was smart. he was funny. he'd come on msnbc and get into charming -- if aggressive fights over questions. >> you put that in quotes. >> about new york. he was the mayor of the city at a difficult time, too, donny. new york was not a pretty face when he came into office in 1978. >> a very difficult time. some of new york's toughest times. >> absolutely. remember things in the mid-'70s with the ford administration, the sense that new york was on its own and was going down. koch became the
ed koch was mayor of new york, think chris christi on steroids. that was ed koch. >> we'll leave with that imagery. vivid imagery. and move on to other headlines this morning. >>> vice president joe biden will meet with the syrian opposition leader over the next couple of days and discuss the ongoing conflict, as well as syria's relationship with neighboring russia. the nearly two-year civil war in syria has killed more than 60,000 people and forced more than 700,000 to flee. >>> crews still searching pore people trapped under the rubble, and one survivor rescued after explosion ripped through the offices of mexico's peme&oil company headquarters. mexican president visited the scene thursday night and said the cause of the explosion sent thousands of panicked employees into the streets, still under investigation. >>> and new overnight, a scare in the air after a pilot passes out in the cockpit. alaska airlines flight from los angeles to seattle had to be diverted to portland after this happened. first officer at the controls at flight 473 landed safely after 9:00 last night. emts
of his nomination of senate and him talking about energy policy and chris christie bashing climate change post sandy, we have possibly the coalition to create energy policy that has failed in president obama's first term and it will be swallowed down because in term of the politics of winning, you have gore and kerry saying policy equals job creation and that is about the economy. >> i thought the left was against personal enrichment at the cost of the environment. >> al had this position before when he was flying private jets and the question was how does it square with climate change. in a sense, al is hoisted by his own batard, if that if erp to come out and say, we all live in a carbon intensive environment, we cannot all sit in a studio and say, i do not want to have any business with carbon, because here we are with lights and carpeting. >> but the studio does not pay me $50 million. >> nor me. but you cannot opt out of the system. he has not been good at recognizing that we live in the world that we live in and we are trying to get to a different world but -- >> is there an expecta
, chris christie, john kasich. think the single best, the two- term governor in indiana who was terminated. jeb bush in florida, the brother of president bush, in other impressive guy. i hope he considers running. i think all of those individuals have the skill sets necessary to win a presidential election and i also think in varying degrees they understand the challenges that are facing the party and have the ability because of the confidence a lot of conservatives have for them. they can change the party in ways that i think will help reform and modernize. n.c. host: on the independent line. -- host: north carolina. caller: the problem with the republican party is they turn to the old dixiecrat ideology from the south. that is one of the problems. the main thing about mitt romney is that he is rich, but he's stupid. [laughter] guest: not many people so that it for the republican party this morning. he is actually a very smart, able come a decent man. i wish he would have won the presidency. in terms of the dixiecrat party, i'm not sure what that means, an illusion to a racial appeal. i j
about a possible future president and his health. dr. connie is concerned about governor chris christie and his weight fearing he's at risk for heart attack or stroke. christie told constituents yesterday he's well aware and knows it is an issue. >> so far up to 50 years old i've been remarkably healthy. my doctor continues to warn me my luck is going to run out relatively soon. believe me, it is something i'm conscious of. >> he says he has a plan. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. (vo) this afternoon, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicin®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast wherever you are. i dropped the itch.
rivera play in this, if any? answer the question, geraldo. >> he'll be my emissary to chris christie, or governor. i think i need a go between. maybe he'll do the campaign documentary. >> steve: very nice. if you do run, you got to come back. >> i'll be here every friday until such time as it's no longer legal. [ laughter ] >> brian: whoever loses, will take your spot. maybe it will be loutenburg every friday. >> steve: loutenburg at large [ laughter ] >> brian: 89, he's got the vigor. >> gretchen: you're on the top of the news charts, as always. you just have a flair for doing that. good to see you. keep us posted. >> steve: have a super sunday. >> i will. i look forward to the chicken wings. >> gretchen: now for other -- >> brian: get out of my spot. >> gretchen: brian, i need to do a couple headlines, and then we'll talk football again. new audio leased from the alaska airlines plane forced to make an emergency landing after one of the pilots passed out. >> last i heard he was on oxygen probably wait 'til we got to the gate. >> gretchen: the plane did land safely in portland, oreg
afternoon. i cannot help but observe referencing senatogovernor chri. >> i have no plans to run against governor christie. [applause] [laughter] >> thank you for your service. i have some comments. you have said president obama believes is done carefully, deliberately and responsibly, we can be more transparent and still ensure our nation's security. i absolutely agree. the american people have the right to know whether government does on their behalf. consistent with our national security, the presumption of transparency should be the rule, not the exception. and the government should make as much information available to the american public as possible. so on the committee when and we as members of congress push hard for access to the legal analysis targeting americans using drones, for instance, it erodes the government's credibility by the american people. i want to say i'm grateful to the president for allowing members of this committee to brief review some of the information. this is an important first debt. there's much more to be done in that regard. you have heard that from my
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